High efficiency positron accumulation for high-precision magnetic moment experiments

S. Fogwell Hoogerheide, J. C. Dorr, E. Novitski, G. Gabrielse

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Abstract

Positrons are accumulated within a Penning trap designed to make more precise measurements of the positron and electron magnetic moments. The retractable radioactive source used is weak enough to require no license for handling radioactive material, and the radiation dosage 1 m from the source gives an exposure several times smaller than the average radiation dose on the earth's surface. The 100 mK trap is mechanically aligned with the 4.2 K superconducting solenoid that produces a 6 T magnetic trapping field with a direct mechanical coupling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number053301
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume86
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation

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